10 Lessons Learned in 22 Years of Bootstrapping

by Tim Berry

(I posted this yesterday on Small Business Trends. I’m reposting here because this is my main blog, and it belongs here too. Tim ) Last week a group of students interviewed me, as part of a class project, looking for secrets and keys to success. They were asking me because after 22 years of bootstrapping,... Read More »

Solving the Job Crisis One Job at a Time

by Tim Berry

Blogs are supposed to be personal, right? So allow me to personalize. Let’s consider the plight of one Megan Berry, 22 years old today, graduating from Stanford in two months with close to straight As. Megan wants a job. More specifically, she wants a job related to social media and Internet marketing in the Silicon... Read More »

Don’t Kid Yourself About Education

by Tim Berry

This is another question from the entrepreneur.com ask the experts section, and another one that comes up a lot, so I want to post my answer here too. Question: I'm 17 years old and my parents own a successful restaurant.... Read More »

The Secret to a Good Marriage

by Tim Berry

I'm writing this on a cross-country flight, and posting it on our 38th wedding anniversary. Both of us had forgotten the date, we're not celebrating, we're flying to Miami for a speaking gig on Friday. However, my wife Vange just... Read More »

6 Tips For Involving Your Kids in Your Business

by Tim Berry

How to involve your children in your business Read More »

The Rest of the WSJ Story

by Tim Berry

The Wall Street Journal has a story today on my decision to name Sabrina Parsons CEO of Palo Alto Software and dedicate my time to blogging, speaking, and my next book. It's nice to get press notice, and Laura Lorber... Read More »

Nepotism vs. Common Sense

by Tim Berry

If my wife and I raised well-educated, hard working children, who believe in our business and carry it forward, is that bad? At one point, years ago, we had preteen kids putting sticky labels on floppy disks in our living... Read More »

Is This the Ideal Job?

by Tim Berry

I had a nice note from Steve King of Small Business Labs in my email today. The question was, "where do you find the time?" I enjoyed answering that, because we undervalue family business and success and such. So much... Read More »

Local coverage

by Tim Berry

It's a nice reminder that people still read the paper The Eugene Register Guard featured our management change as the lead story in the business section. This is the same thing I wrote about in this blog last weekend, in... Read More »